Before you rush out to your regular primary care physician (PCP) for treatment of your back pain and other issues, you should consider seeing a local chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment plans are natural, non-invasive, and may include decompression therapy. This particular treatment helps with a variety of back issues and can get to the root of your problem. At Montero Chiropractic Clinic in Yuma, we provide a wide range of chiropractic treatments to provide effective pain relief for our patients.
What Is Decompression Therapy?
Decompression therapy involves the patient lying on a specially designed table to receive the treatment. For this therapy, our chiropractor will connect you to some pulleys and other rigging that connects to a machine. When the chiropractor turns on the machine, it will pull your body gently in opposite directions. As a result, you will have less pressure on your sensitive discs between your vertebrae.
It also improves the circulation to the area. Ultimately, this means that you will receive more nutrients to the injured area, to encourage faster healing. Your blood contains the nutrients needed for healing, but sometimes inflammation and other issues can prevent those nutrients from reaching the injured area. You may need 12 to 20 sessions over a month or two until you experience the full effects of the treatment.
Before you receive this treatment, Dr. Montero will discuss your medical history and existing health conditions to ensure the procedure is safe. This also allows us to estimate how many sessions you will need. Keep in mind that this may change over time as you heal. You may also receive other treatments in addition to your spinal decompression therapy to optimize your recovery results.
One common reason a chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression is for herniated discs. A herniated disc occurs when you have a tear in the lining of a spinal disc. This tear allows the contents of the disc to exit and put pressure on the surrounding soft tissues and nerves. Our chiropractor may also recommend spinal decompression for a bulging disc. This occurs when the disc lining weakens and the contents of the disc push on it. As the disc bulges, it can create pressure on the nearby nerves and soft tissues.
In addition, a chiropractor may recommend spinal decompression therapy for sciatica. Although this isn't a condition, it is an issue that arises as the result of an underlying medical problem like a bone spur. Some other conditions that can be helped by spinal decompression include spinal stenosis, pinched nerves, and other health issues. Spinal decompression therapy can be very beneficial if you have back pain. The treatment is comfortable for most patients, and it helps target the root of the problem rather than just masking the pain.
Get Chiropractic Care & Spinal Decompression in Yuma, AZ
If you are looking for a natural way to address your back pain or other issues that can benefit from chiropractic care, call Montero Chiropractic Clinic today at 928-782-2233 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Montero.